Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Saturday, August 20 2022



Text: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”  – John 14:27.

Comment: Jesus Christ made this statement of encouragement to His apostles and, by extension, we who are living in perilous and dangerous times. In fulfilment of the prophecy of Christ, men’s hearts are failing them for looking at those things that are happening in the world. High rate of life diseases, insecurities, general unrest, financial uncertainties are to mention but a few of the problems plaguing man. In the midst of all these, the hearts of the people of God should be focused on God. “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” – Luke 21:28.


 We look up in prayer to mount Zion, the dwelling place of God, believing and praying to God. “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.  Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.  The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.” – Psalm 121.